Friday, March 13, 2009

Sources of Gardening Information

There are many blogs about Florida gardening. Some blogs even provide step-by-step examples for constructing 4 feet x 4 feet above ground beds like those made popular by Mel Bartholomew on his popular PBS television program. Mr. Bartholomew recommends using a mixture of vermiculite, peat moss, and compost. You mix the three main ingredients for the growing medium in equal parts. This entire process is documented on Central Florida Green Guide and looks pretty easy to duplicate.

Vermiculite is sold by nursery suppliers in larger sizes for reasonable prices. Everything else is available at local home stores. The home stores also sell vermiculite in smaller quantities, but purchasing enough for an entire 4 x 4 bed could quickly get very expensive.

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